My name is Charlie Lyne. I am a filmmaker and sometime film critic.
My e-mail address is hello @ this website.
Beyond Clueless (2014)
A dizzying journey into the mind, body and soul of the teen movie, as seen through the eyes of over 200 modern coming-of-age classics. 89 minutes 1.85:1 2.0
Vibrant, funny and subversive... Interpretative analysis at its most engaging and evocative. Dazed & Confused
Beyond Clueless deconstructs cliques, party scenes and devirginations, while also serving as an irresistible guide to the best (and worst-best) teen movies ever. New York Magazine
Selected festivals: SXSW '14 Rotterdam '15 Hot Docs '14 CPH:DOX '14 Sheffield '14
Written, directed and edited by Charlie Lyne; Narrated by Fairuza Balk; Produced by Anthony Ing, Billy Boyd Cape and Charlie Lyne; Co-produced by Catherine Bray; Original music by Summer Camp; Title design by Hattie Stewart; Executive produced by Louis Bhose, Miles Haughton, Oliver Levy, Fred Macpherson and Sue Odell.
In the summer of 1990, a teenage filmmaker successfully raises $100,000 to shoot a pioneering horror film. 25 years later, he tells the story of a cult classic that never was. 9 minutes 1.33:1 2.0 STAFF PICK
At just 9 minutes in length, Lyne's distinctive short takes you on an unbelievable journey... inventive and compelling. Short of the Week
A joyous rush of images. POV
Selected festivals: True/False '15 Fantastic Fest '15 Hot Docs '15 London '15 Edinburgh '15
Written, directed and edited by Charlie Lyne; Featuring Rolfe Kanefsky; Original score by Hometape.
Fear Itself (2015)
A personal journey through fear and cinema that asks whether horror movies know us better than we know ourselves. 88 minutes Available in 1.78:1, 1.85:1 and 2.35:1 versions 2.0
Beautiful... not just an homage to the genre but a horror film itself, plunging the viewer into the well of anxieties that is cinephilia. Cahiers du Cinéma
An indispensable piece of film criticism as much as it is, more simply, a fresh and compelling film. Village Voice
Selected festivals: AFI Fest '16 Rotterdam '16 MOMI First Look '17 Hot Docs '16 Bordeaux '16Prix du Syndicat de la Critique BAFICI '16
Written, directed and edited by Charlie Lyne; Narrated by Amy E Watson; Produced by Catherine Bray, Anthony Ing, Charlie Lyne and Daniel O'Connor; Original score by Jeremy Warmsley; Executive produced by Janet Lee and Victoria Jaye; Sound mix by Peregrine Andrews.
Paint Drying (2016)
A ten-hour unbroken shot of white paint drying on a brick wall, watched in its entirety by the UK's film censor board. 607 minutes 1.85:1 2.0
British filmmaker Charlie Lyne made a 607-minute movie of white paint drying on a wall, and over the course of two days, the British Board of Film Classification had to watch every second of it. The Washington Post
A vision of darkness in eighteen films. 3 minutes 1.78:1 2.0
Commissioned by Channel 4 for Random Acts.
Directed by Charlie Lyne; Produced by Catherine Bray, Anthony Ing and Charlie Lyne; Music by Hometape.
Fish Story (2017)
A search for the truth behind a fishy tale. 14 minutes Available in 1.78:1 and 1.85:1 versions 2.0 STAFF PICK
A simple, understated, unpretentious work of short-form nonfiction - and nothing less than a miracle of tender-hearted mirth. I adored this little film. National Post
Selected festivals: Sundance '17 AFI Docs '17Audience Award for Best Short Rotterdam '17 True False '17 Hot Docs '17 Sheffield '17
Nominations: Best Documentary Short, Grierson Awards Shorts List, Cinema Eye Honors Best British Short (longlist), BIFA Awards
Directed and edited by Charlie Lyne; Based on a story by Caspar Salmon; Produced by Catherine Bray, Anthony Ing and Charlie Lyne; Music by Jeremy Warmsley; Sound mix by Mike Woolley.
Frames and Containers (2017)
A video essay on the enduring cinematic tussle between frame and container. 9 minutes 1:1 2.0 STAFF PICK
Published in the 'Indefinite Visions' issue of [in]Transition, Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies.
Written, directed and edited by Charlie Lyne; Music by Anthony Ing.
Missing Episode (2017)
20 years ago, Ross Sutherland was watching EastEnders with his parents when there was a knock at the door. He never saw the end of that episode. 30 minutes 1.78:1 2.0
Poet Ross Sutherland pulls off an impressively orchestrated one-take monologue, backed by a 1997 episode of EastEnders that he interacts with and remixes. The Guardian
This is fantastic... a powerful, dreamlike audio-visual poem on the subject of memory, nostalgia and loss. The Times
Written and performed by Ross Sutherland; Music written and performed by Jonnie Common; Director of Photography: Ryan Scafuro; Produced by Catherine Bray, Anthony Ing and Charlie Lyne; Directed by Charlie Lyne.
Personal Truth (2017)
In December 2016, an armed man stormed a Washington D.C. pizza parlour in search of a non-existent child sex ring he'd read about online. What can his story teach us about knowledge, belief and the stories we choose to place our faith in? 17 minutes 2:1 2.0
Selected festivals: IDFA '17 The Met (work in progress) Flaherty Seminar (work in progress)
Written, directed and edited by Charlie Lyne; Produced by Catherine Bray, Anthony Ing and Charlie Lyne; Original Score by Jeremy Warmsley; Executive produced by Charlotte Cook and Laura Poitras.
Ross Sutherland's Stand By for Tape Back-Up (2015)
Joe Stephenson's Chicken (2015)
Anthony Ing's Day After Day (2016)
The Case for Unfair Use (Sight & Sound)
I Went to Extraordinary Lengths to Sidestep Britain's Film Censors (Vice)
Make It Rain: a new chance for short documentaries? (Sight & Sound)